Fuel for 1.3 Dig-T PS140

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kezzaa
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Fuel for 1.3 Dig-T PS140

Post by kezzaa » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:27 pm

Hi all, the fuel tank on my QQ 1.3 Dig-T PS140 states it takes ‘Premium 95 Octane’ - a quick google and this seems to equate to good old regular unleaded

Is that what other drivers with this engine are using ?

Would I see any benefits from the 97/98 octane and more expensive super unleadeded ?
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Re: Fuel for 1.3 Dig-T PS140

Post by Noddy1875 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:58 pm

In a 1.3 I doubt that you will notice any difference with higher octane rated fuel. Maybe it will be "cleaner"

95 Ron is standard petrol, you'll be fine with that.
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Re: Fuel for 1.3 Dig-T PS140

Post by Daewar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:29 pm

To take advantage of high octane fuel the engine needs to have been fitted with an anti-knock device, this allows the ignition to be advanced by the engine's computer. My previous Mini Cooper S had this. Apparently, it's not instantaneous, the computer needs to learn / calibrate over a period of time.
kezzaa wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Hi all, the fuel tank on my QQ 1.3 Dig-T PS140 states it takes ‘Premium 95 Octane’ - a quick google and this seems to equate to good old regular unleaded

Is that what other drivers with this engine are using ?

Would I see any benefits from the 97/98 octane and more expensive super unleadeded ?
J11A 2016 1.6 dci Tekna, AWD.


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